On Thursday, Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a memo and supporting documents providing new details about a 2009 deal reached between the Obama administration and the pharmaceutical industry on the federal health reform law. The documents show how the administration aggressively pursued support from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. GOP lawmakers have argued that the negotiations on the overhaul were not transparent and were driven by politics.
- "Report: W.H. Pushed Hard for PhRMA Health Reform Deal" (Haberkorn, Politico, 5/31).
- "GOP Releases New Documents on White House Deal With PhRMA" (Baker, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 5/31).
- "Emails Describe Deal-Making on Obama Health Bill" (Mundy, "Washington Wire," Wall Street Journal, 5/31).
- "House GOP Releases Documents on Health Care Deals" (Alonso-Zaldivar, AP/Miami Herald, 5/31).